Located in the heart of Chianti, Tenuta Tignanello is one of the many properties owned by Marchese Antinori, a six century old family based in Tuscany. This cuvee is the combination of a Tuscan classic with a Riserva offering both delicate and elegant wine with great precision.
Intensely fruity notes of ripe cherries, red currants, and wild berry fruit alongside toasted oak and tobacco notes, and a touch of balsamic sensations. Ample with savory flavours, soft tannins and a velvety texture. Long and persistent finish.Tignanello 2014 Tenuta Tignanello, Toscana IGT SOLD OUT
Made by Antinori’s 26th generation of winemakers, Tignanello is one of the two iconic wines produced at the estate. It was also the first Sangiovese to be aged in barriques and, the first red wine to be blended with non-traditional varieties in Chianti .
Aged 12 moonths in oak barrel this a rich, vibrant and complex Super-Tuscan wine with balanced tannins.
“Really pretty aromas of currants and roses follow through to a medium body, firm and silky tannins and a fresh finish. Very well done for 2014 and a wonderful Tignanello to drink now or later.” – 94pts James Suckling, JamesSuckling.com, February 2017
Italian still red wine from Chianti in Tuscany Italy made with Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc.Solaia 2009 Tenuta Tignanello, Toscana IGT Out Of Stock
Made by Antinori’s 26th generation of winemakers, Solaia is a Super Tuscan wine sourced from their Tignanello estate in the heart of Chianti. Produced for the first time in 1978, Solaia is only made in superior vintage.
Aged for 18 months in oak barrel, this is an elegant and structured wine with perfectly ripe fruits and great aging potential. Impressive and opulent with aromas of coffee, chocolate, mint, and licorice. Very elegant on the palate with superb concentration of fruits and soft and velvety tannins. Received 96pts from both Wine Advodate and James Suckling in 2013.
Italian still red wine from Chianti in Tuscany Italy made with Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc.New Release – Solaia 2012
We’re offering our customers a limited quantity of the latest vintage release of this outstanding Tuscan estate, Solaia 2012.
Solaia was born out of the unusually successful harvest of 1978, when Cabernet grapes bound for Tignanello were of such quality that Marquis Piero Antinori decided to ferment and age a pure Cabernet.
The initial blend was 80% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Cabernet Franc, repeated in 1979. In the following vintages, 20% of Sangiovese was introduced and a few adjustments (depending on the characteristics of the individual vintage) of the balance between Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc were made, settling finally on the current blend. The vineyard occupies just 20 prime hectares of vines in the 140 hectare Tignanello estate.
Offered under bond at £635 IB per case of 6 bottles (6x75cl OWB).
Strictly limited quantities, please contact Fine Wine Sales Manager Tim Wood via e-mail or telephone 020 8858 6011.
‘’What the critics say….’’
‘Another intense, tightly-wound wine, the 2012 Solaia is likely to require a number of years in bottle before it is ready to drink. Graphite, smoke, plums, black cherries, rose petal and mint meld together effortlessly in the glass. Here, too, the style is all about grace and finesse. The 2012 Solaia is going require patience, but all the elements are in the right place. In 2012, the Cabernet Franc is nearly 7% of the blend, which is on the high side’ 94/100 Antonio Galloni, vinous.com, September 2015
‘Extremely impressive ripe dark fruits of blueberries, plums and blackberries follow through to a full body, round texture and bright acidity. The finesse and depth to this red is stunning making it a wonderful successor to the 2011 Solaia. Needs three or four years to soften and open. Better in 2018.’ 97/100 James Suckling, JamesSuckling.com, August 2015
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